• by Dave Miller

Would you like to learn how to Irish Dance?

In genealogy, we are always searching for that next ancestor to find the dates of birth and death for our records. Occasionally we will find out what they did for a living and if they were an immigrant ancestor a little about their birth country. What we miss many times is how they lived and the culture that they passed on to the next generation. This culture may include cooking, the types of clothes we wear and especially their entertainment such as dancing.

Many of us have seen Irish dancing before, but have you ever seen "Sean-Nos" dancing let alone try it yourself. "Sean-Nos" is Gaelic for "old style" dancing. Brian Cunningham who arrived in the U.S. 6 years ago from County Galway and has since settled in Wisconsin, has started teaching this style of Gaelic dancing and has a series of classes for the next 8 Monday's at Heritage Hill in Green Bay.

Brian says that anyone can do this form of Irish dancing and you don't have to even know how to dance to accomplish this ancient Irish tradition. Brian has been dancing since he was 4 years old and was taught by his parents and other family members who were taught by the generation before them.

Brian says he didn't realize how many Irish Americans there are in Wisconsin and how excited many of them are in learning this Gaelic dance. So if you want to learn more and even try it yourself, stop by Heritage Hill on Monday evenings between 7 and 9 and find out just how much fun Irish dancing might actually be.

Brian continues teaching "Sean-Nos" dancing so if you can't make this time around, he will be teaching other classes later on. You can find out more by on Brian Cunningham's Irish Dance classes by going to his website www.cunninghamirishdance.com or contacting him at CunninghamIrishdance@gmail.com.

1 view0 comments

Privacy Statement: 

"The Ancestor Guy" is hosted on the Wix.com platform:

Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

We also use Visitor Analytics:

Visitor Analytics is a simple website analytics service which measures the traffic and visitors' general details of the customers' websites. Collecting these statistics, a website can make their visitors' experience better (e.g. which pages they visit and when, where they are approximately located, where does a user land first or if they are coming from a specific referral).

Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Analytics, we are using cookies to collect data about visitors' device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS, IPs, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the cookies placement.

How to Control Cookies:

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish by checking your browser settings on each device - for details, see aboutcookies.org. For further information, please check Visitor Analytics’ Terms Of Use and Cookies information.


Privacy Policy Changes:

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at info@theancestorguy.com or send us mail to: davewiroots@gmail.com.

© 2021 The Ancestor Guy LLC.